Periodic Reporting for period 4 - HoloMedical3D (Holographic 3D Display for visualising volumetric images from medical scanners)
Reporting period: 2018-02-01 to 2018-08-31
Medical imaging technology is based on Ultrasound, CT (Computed Tomography) and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scanners. These machines generate 3D volumetric imagery as a series of 2D slices scanned through the body using some form of energy: x-ray radiation for CT, magnetic fields/radio waves for MRI or ultrasound. These data are presented directly to viewer(s) as full 3D images via the holographic volumetric display. The display essentially performs the inverse operation and converts the radiation into a photonic representation, showing the 2D slices as a series of “light sheets” suspended in free space.
Holoxica has pioneered a series of motion holographic video displays over the past few years. The award-winning technology produces excellent results with large, bright images floating in mid-air without the need for cumbersome glasses. The display system comprises state of the art optical components (patented Holographic Optical Element, lasers, high speed projection), embedded electronics and image processing with software. The basic principles have been proven in a series of national projects and successful completion of the project will result in a prototype validated within realistic medical scenarios.
Holographic technology does not require glasses or any eyeware. Full 3D images can be viewed naturally without any discomfort or inconvenience.
The breakthrough innovation will meet an urgent demand from medical professionals for a 3D visualisation solution that can match the performance of scanning devices. Applications include teaching/training, diagnostics/planning and live surgery.
Medical Imaging 3D Displays is a global $1.4B market by 20203, growing at 31.0% CAGR according to Stratistics. This disruptive innovation may be used across many other multi-billion euro industries including airport security, computer monitors and consumer TV or video gaming.